Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) needs solutions from the brand new Secretary of Homeland Security on reviews undocumented immigrants are coming into the United States with out CCP virus testing or sufficient prison or nationwide safety background checks.
Herrell advised the just lately confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas in a March 2 letter made out there to The Epoch Times that border insurance policies he and President Joe Biden have just lately adopted characterize “a clear and present danger” to residents of her district.
“According to numerous media reports, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is releasing thousands of aliens into the United States without COVID-19 tests where Title 42 has been abrogated for what appear to be political reasons,” Herrell advised Mayorkas in her letter.
Title 42 is a regulation issued underneath former President Donald Trump in 2020 that directed DHS brokers to return to their nation of origin all unlawful immigrants stopped on the U.S. border who’re suspected of being well being dangers, both as a result of they tried to evade screening measures or have been topic again dwelling to quarantining.
Herrell cited a press release by Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, that U.S. Border Patrol brokers now not check unlawful aliens being launched by the company.
Herrell advised The Epoch Times in an interview March 2 that she is particularly involved concerning the resumption of “catch-and-release” as a result of “we’re seeing now the place prison aliens are beginning to come into America. We know from earlier info that, as soon as they arrive into the nation, there isn’t any assure that they may present up for his or her court docket listening to.
“In fact, in some cases when they have a tracking device, an ankle monitor, they just cut those off, then they’ve gone into the nation and there is no way to locate them.”
Herrell stated resumption of catch-and-release within the absence of efficient well being screening is particularly damaging to residents in her district as a result of New Mexico “has just been ravaged by Covid” since March 2020.
“We’ve been in lockdown for over nine months, our schools are not open, we have an incredible high rate now of teen suicide, we’ve had an incredible number of people with coronavirus and other illnesses sadly being alone in hospitals or in senior living facilities, we’ve had many people who were not able to do basic medical preventative procedures because of COVID, and we’ve had over 300 companies shut their doors for good,” Herrell advised The Epocch Times.
The New Mexico Republican, who was re-elected in November 2020 to the seat she had misplaced within the 2018 election, advised Mayorkas that his division now seems to be “counting on native non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to check aliens and quarantine them. This is unacceptable as an alien, as soon as launched, has no obligation to stay within the care of an NGO or undergo a COVID-19 check.
“This says nothing of places where NGOs are unable to provide such testing. This creates a clear and present danger to our border communities and national security.”
Herrell additionally questioned Mayorkas a few current assembly during which federal officers admitted they’re releasing immigrants into the United States with out screening for nationwide safety alerts.
“Additionally, I remain concerned that during a Feb. 16, 2021, DHS and Department of State staff call on the Biden administration’s decision to allow reentry of those removed under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the administration admitted aliens are being admitted to the United States without security and criminal background checks that are comprehensive and current in the country of origin and countries of transit,” Herrell wrote.
“This is a important safeguard as background checks within the United States would probably not expose a prison report of an unlawful alien that has by no means entered the nation earlier than.
“The State Department admitted on the call with staff that they did not conduct any type of background checks on aliens in MPP. While DHS indicated they run a suite of background checks in their databases within the United States, they also stated they do minimal checks outside the country and shared they do not have access to many nations’ criminal background check systems.”
Much of the background info and knowledge that’s out there from many overseas nations is in analog codecs and topic to corruption, misrepresentation and different issues that make such methods all however ineffective, she wrote.
The Epoch Times has requested remark from DHS.
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